Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has admitted that he was “really worried” that Boris Johnson was going to die when he was admitted to hospital in April with coronavirus.
Raab deputised for the Prime Minister when he was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in April and through his recovery.
The Foreign secretary told the virtual Conservative Party conference that we have all been hit hard by the pandemic, which has taken lives on a “tragic scale.”
Raab added, ‘It nearly took the life of our Prime Minister, our friend as well as our leader. You know, I get asked a lot how I felt, when I covered for him.
“Well, I really worried we might lose him, and I was worried for Carrie (Symonds) pregnant with baby Wilf.
“But I always had faith that, with the outstanding NHS care he received and his fighting spirit, he’d pull through.”